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March 25, 2019

First look: dialed in designs for citizenM hotel in Pioneer Square

Journal Staff Reporter

Renderings by Gensler [enlarge]
The 216-room Pioneer Square hotel will be citizenM’s second Seattle project.

Lower levels will house the lobby, hotel operations, a restaurant, bike storage and locker rooms.

Dutch boutique hotel chain citizenM already has its land use and construction permits for a planned 10-story, 216-room hotel at 60 Yesler Way, at the corner of Alaskan Way.

Last April, the company said it hoped to start building right away, with Mortenson as its general contractor, regardless of the viaduct demolition schedule. The company's Menno Hilberts then told the DJC that he thought the hotel, designed by Gensler, could take as little as 13 months to complete.

Nothing has happened since then, though both decks of the viaduct have now nearly been severed at Yesler by Kiewit and Ferma.

The citizenM project has its next presentation to the Pioneer Square Preservation District board at a public meeting to be held at 9 a.m. April 3 at City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave., Room L2-80.

Unlike the citizenM under construction at 201 Westlake Ave. N. in South Lake Union (also with Gensler and Mortenson), this one will use conventional and not modular construction.

Total project size is 66,918 square feet. There's no basement level or roof decks. There will be 27 rooms per floor on levels three through 10. The first two levels house the lobby, hotel operations, a restaurant, bike storage and locker rooms.

An LLC related to citizenM, Amsterdam-based KRC Capital and Dutch pension fund APG paid $4.5 million for the trapezoidal parking lot in 2017.

The team includes CPL, civil engineer; Site Workshop, landscape architect; DCI, structural engineer; Auburn Mechanical, plumbing and mechanical engineer; Sequoyah Electric, electrical engineer; and Ricca Design Studios, food service consultant.


Brian Miller can be reached by email at brian.miller@djc.com or by phone at (206) 219-6517.

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